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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Dec 7, 2008

There are hundreds of bolts, a dozen or so pins, and a number of single-pitch route anchors that are not shown.

Oscar the Grouch was not conceived as a multi-pitch route, but can be done as one.

As always, ask at MountainWorks for beta on any of the routes.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Dec 12, 2008
There is some line between the end of pitch one on "Oscar" and the "8" listed on swing shift. I did it with DK some time ago. We were caught by a freak snowstorm. This storm was REALLY COLD and had us thinking about bailing but it left as fast as it came. The second pitch traverses to the left above the lip of the roof. Bolted a bit more adventurous than was comfortable (including one bolt that was sticking mostly out). We were able to rap to the group in one rap. I have no idea what the route was called or who did it. I remember discussing with DK a rating somewhere in the mid .11 range. This crux was near the start but quickly transitioned into some pretty moderate stuff.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Dec 12, 2008
My understanding is that the line is a project that hasn't yet been redpointed. I belayed Darren on it this past spring (which is why I was hanging from Oscar's chains and didn't do the top part of Oscar) but he didn't finish it.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Dec 26, 2008
It must be harder than mid .11 then. It was pretty cold the day we tried it. Maybe our frozen fingers tricked us. Thanks for the info. Following D.K. around always leads me into places I forget about.
By Jarom Feriante
Mar 15, 2010
Justin Jeffs and I set the route about 10 years ago near the end of my time at BYU. Last weekend, I finally made it back out to redpoint the route. The route is called Vitamine P.

I never got around to pulling out the bolt that is sticking half-way out. If any of you remember to bring a wrench, please try pulling it out. I'm headed back for CA today, otherwise I would do it myself.

Also, there is an extra bolt near the crux that is probably okay to leave since it is much more visible than the the other bolt that is about two feet above it.

I think the climb will feel like a 5.11b or c once it gets chalked-up and cleaned a bit with more traffic.
By Andy Knight
Apr 12, 2010
Great job Jarom! 10 years later eh. That's funny. I have a few of those I should do. They're more in the 7 to 8 year range so I can wait a while.
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Bad Bananas
Multipitch Overview

1 Western Front 5.7
2 Be All That You Can Be 5.10c
3 Good Plantains 5.10c
4 Dancing With Feral Debutantes 5.9
5 Brain Full of Spiders 5.9
6 Mark Ward Tribute 5.12b
7 Bad Bananas 5.11d PG13
8 Banana Dream 5.11d PG13
9 Banana Roof 5.13a
10 Creampie 5.12c
11 Oscar the Grouch 5.11b
12 Vitamine P 5.11b/c
13 Swing Shift 5.11d R

Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Dec 7, 2008
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